Dispositio hierogliphica biblioth[e]cae archi-coenobii. B.M. de Firmitate ad Graonam...

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Creator

L’Abbaye de la Ferté-sur Grosne

Title

Dispositio hierogliphica biblioth[e]cae archi-coenobii. B.M. de Firmitate ad Graonam...

Date

[1729 and 1736]

Coverage

[Chalon-sur-Saône, France]

Description

La Ferté Abbey was an important Cistercian monastery located in eastern France. In 1702, the abbot Claude Petit commissioned a new library building, richly adorned with sculpted woodwork vignettes representing the subject areas of the library. After the abbey was destroyed in the French Revolution, many of the books and woodworks made their way to the municipal library at Chalon-sur-Saône.

This manuscript describes the subject arrangement of Petit’s library with detailed drawings of the woodwork vignettes. Thanks to a recent partnership with the Bibliothèque municipale de Chalon-sur-Saône, we have been able to match the drawings with surviving pieces of the woodwork incorporated into the library’s reading room.

Source

Purchased in 2015 with Grolier Club Library Harper Funds.